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By Matthew Marczi
With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar.
Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one observation that I made after analyzing the roster’s finals cut, which was that—at the time—no rookie undrafted free agents had made the roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers frequently end up with at least one; last year, in fact, they had three in punter Drew Butler, outside linebacker Adrian Robinson, and defensive back Robert Golden.
The move to call up Garvin over the other members of the practice squad makes sense, because he is the most likely to be able to contribute positively on special teams. Substituting an offensive player for a defensive player on the roster also evens out the numbers with 25 each.
Inside linebacker was the deepest unit on the team, and Garvin was the only ILB retained o...
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made it official on Tuesday that Isaac Redman would start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. “We know what Isaac is capable of,” said Tomlin, via the team’s website. “He
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has a long and storied existence, known for the 3-4 zone blitz, they have been the trademark of the franchise. With the offense in transition, 2013 will be a year where the team will lean on the defense early in the season.
Cornerback Isaiah Green cleared waivers Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Green had originally made the Steelers 53 man roster but was waived Monday when the team claimed defensive back Antwon Blake off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
To make room for Green on the practice squad, the Steelers released cornerback Devin Smith...
So far, so good for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who looks as though he might finally have the calf problem that has plagued him for the last four seasons behind him.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday during his press conference if this year's version of Polamalu looks better than he has in previous years and while the Steelers head coach said he's not...
When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent punter Zoltan Mesko on Monday it now means that kicker Shaun Suisham will once again have a new holder. Due to the change coming this late, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday during his Tuesday press conference if he's worried that it might take some time for […]
Mike Tomlin Is Not Worried About Shaun Suisham Having A New...
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark never wanted to be a captain. When his teammates failed to name him one during his collegiate career at LSU, Clark says he was relieved.
Still, Clark didn't turn the honor down when the Steelers named him one of four captains for the 2013 season. The 11-year veteran called it a ''blessing'' and feels he's at the point...
According to Art Stapleton of The Record, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer worked out for the New York Giants on Tuesday. Hearing FA RBs Beanie Wells + Jonathan Dwyer were among those at #NYG workouts today. Doesn't sound like Wells' knee has improved from June — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 3, 2013 Dwyer, […]
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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed today that running back Isaac Redman will start in this week’s opener against the Titans.
#Steelers Tomlin: Redman will start. "We know what Isaac is capable of"
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 3, 2013
Even with Redman starting, Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling will get a share of the load.
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By Matthew Marczi It was an unlikely Labor Day for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, who rarely see fit to do much tinkering with their roster. This year, however, is different, as they added two players that they presumably believe will help bolster their special teams performance in 2013, which has been an area of concern […]
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It’s that time of year again. Football has so saturated the fibers of my being that I have begun dreaming of the game. Not even the far and dark recesses of the subconscious can hold out the obsessive relationship I have with the NFL, specifically the team with whom I align myself, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last night after receiving smack-talk dream texts from Baltimore friends...
The Blitz – Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Podcast is back on the air with Matt and Marc as we talk about the Steelers final 53 man roster, practice squad additions, latest roster moves, team captains, injuries, and much more.
The preseason is finally over and you’re 2013 Steelers are set to take on the Tennessee Titans at 1pm EST on Sunday, Sept. 8th at Heinz Field.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers decided that they need a significant upgrade at the running back position during this spring’s NFL Draft. They selected the prolific scoring machine, Le’Veon Bell with hopes he would become the team’s every down back, something unique in today’s NFL game.
Bell appeared in just one NFL preseason game and sustained a foot injury. Originally thought of...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Le’Veon Bell has been ruled out of Sundays season opener but head coach Mike Tomlin says that he could participate in practice this week. That’s pretty impressive as just a few weeks ago it was thought he’d miss significant time with a Lisfranc injury, which turned out to be just a sprained ankle. If Bell does indeed practice this week I’d say...
The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers.
With Will Johnson likely to be sidelined, the Steelers might very well use a fullback by committee...
Following their 8-8 finish last season, Ben Roethlisberger figures to have his work cut out for him as he attempts to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers back to the playoffs.
Without a go-to workhorse in the backfield and possibly two of his top receivers from 2012, Roethlisberger will try to help the Steelers win their 11th straight home opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.